Now that the winter snowstorms are lining up to sock it to Santa Fe, I’ve been watching the 9pm TV news more and missing Michael Herzenberg. Herzenberg was the main male anchor for KASA Fox 2 TV and special assignment/legislative reporter for KRQE CBS 13 TV, and I worked with him when he covered the “Crash” TV series with friendly professionalism and aplomb. After four years in Albuquerque, he left last August, moving back to New York.
Why did he go? “I figured if not now, then when,” says Herzenberg, 39. “I moved to Manhattan without a job, but my agent quickly landed me a dream job. Unfortunately, it’s only freelance. I am a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath,” Herzenberg recaps. The service feeds CBS TV affiliates around the country, so you may have seen Herzenberg on TV recently from snowy Times Square covering the big blizzard that hit the Northeast.
Does he miss New Mexico? “The list is long,” he responds. Specifically, he mentions missing Dick Knipfing, Larry Barker, Jessica Garate, his TV crew, mountain biking, skiing, and covering our legislative session. “With a new governor and a new party on the 4th floor of the roundhouse, I am now deprived of the front-row seat my job afforded me to the most dynamic and the most important game in town,” Herzenberg laments. We’re thinking of you and missing you too, Michael Herzenberg!
Above: My mustang Ryo in Tesuque, NM. Our barn owner in Malibu described him as Ghandi-esque because Ryo didn't fight for the best feed bin like the other horses. When Ryo died in Tesuque, I turned on my car radio to hear John Lennon singing "Imagine"... that was Ryo "living life in peace."
PHOTOS BY WOLF SCHNEIDER